Arts + Culture

The Lance Halloween Special: Haunted Buildings on Campus

The University of Windsor is a pretty old school. I mean, you probably could have guessed that from the deteriorating quality of some of its infrastructure, but I digress. In fact, UWindsor was originally founded in 1857 as Assumption College, a Roman Catholic school meant to prepare students for theological seminaries. Wildly enough, that makes the school older than Confederation, instituted 10 years later. The University of Windsor did not actually become the University of Windsor—i.e., a public, non-denominational, and comprehensive post-secondary learning institution—until 1962. Given that our school has over 160 years of history, it must also have its

By |Fri, Oct 29th, 2021, 11:10AM|Arts + Culture|

UWindsor’s Student Content Creators: In Conversation with Linden Crain, Carly Coombe, and Hope Monaco

Unbeknownst to many students at UWindsor, they may be crossing paths with Internet-famous content creators in their very own school’s hallways. To discover more about what it’s like to be a student and digital creator, I reached out to UWindsor's very own Linden Crain, creator and host of the Coffee with Crainer podcast, Carly Coombe, the bookstagrammer behind Beauty n’ Her Books, and Hope Monaco, the food blogger behind Local Plant Eater. What kind of media brands do these students run? What got them into media in the first place? How do they juggle being a student and digital creator? Let’s find out!

By |Wed, Oct 27th, 2021, 11:17AM|Arts + Culture, Technology|

Opinion: A New Opportunity: Establishing a Relationship Between CMF and Lancer Athletics

by: Justin Peters  There is a dearth of on-campus media coverage for Lancer varsity teams, and it needs to be addressed. The University of Windsor campus community deserves quality coverage of varsity sport. If it weren’t for the news pieces written by students in Dr. Craig Greenham’s Newsroom course that supplies content to the Lance, students wouldn’t be plugged into our sports scene. This year is a bit of an exception, given that our Lancers are not actively competing. Moving forward, however, students should make the most of our opportunities to provide and consume coverage. As vaccines become more widely

By |Fri, Apr 16th, 2021, 11:34AM|Arts + Culture, Opinions, Sports|

A Book Launch Under COVID-19? Virtually Moving!

by: Julienne Rousseau University of Windsor students in Marty Gervais’ Editing and Publishing Practicum courses have done something that’s virtually never been done before. They held a virtual book launch on Zoom. “Life would be boring without art,” said Dr. Joanna Luft, Head of Windsor’s English Department, setting the tone for the evening in her opening remarks. Indeed, this Zoom was like a first performance of a play. Although students have accommodated virtual learning, knowing how an audience was going to accept a virtual book launch was uncertain. No worries. Gervais’ students developed a framework for the launch that was

By |Mon, Apr 12th, 2021, 2:37PM|Arts + Culture, News|

Zoom Guise: Not exactly what you thought

Have students stopped wearing pants to class? Although students are social distancing, the online learning space gives virtual classmates a tiny window into each other’s personal spaces. But only from the waist up. The virtual classroom has changed the way students see each other. And for all we know, professors are under the guise too. What looks like an office could very well be a quiet corner in a basement or a bedroom with a few certificates hung on the walls. Class lectures and discussions are generally the same, but the landscape of the virtual classroom has changed. Today students

By |Tue, Mar 30th, 2021, 7:12PM|Arts + Culture, News, Opinions|

WindsorWrites @ UWindsor

By Julienne Rousseau They laugh, they cry, they argue and, every year, a group of students at the University of Windsor see the product of their labours literally come off the presses. They are in Marty Gervais’s Publishing Practicum course. This semester I am following the students in the Publishing Practicum as they work with a Canadian author to edit and publish a book of poetry from start to finish. My stories will document this process, with all its trials, tribulations and successes. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, running a practicum course like this is, to say the least, challenging.

By |Mon, Feb 1st, 2021, 10:06AM|Arts + Culture, News|